The Ornament Of The World (Paperback)
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The Ornament Of The World (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages
Published: 03/07/2003
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This classic bestseller - the inspiration for the PBS series - is an "illuminating and even inspiring" portrait of medieval Spain that explores the golden age when Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived together in an atmosphere of tolerance (Los Angeles Times).

This enthralling history, widely hailed as a revelation of a "lost" golden age, brings to vivid life the rich and thriving culture of medieval Spain, where for more than seven centuries Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived together in an atmosphere of tolerance, and where literature, science, and the arts flourished.

"It is no exaggeration to say that what we presumptuously call 'Western' culture is owed in large measure to the Andalusian enlightenment...This book partly restores a world we have lost." -Christopher Hitchens, The Nation

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
ISBN: 9780316168717
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 140 x 210 x 31 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

' An illuminating and even inspiring work..By showing us what was lost Menocal reminds us of what might be.' - LOS ANGELES TIMES

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